Canon EOS R6 Mark II Gets Gold Award at DPReview (91% Overall Score)

DPReview completed their full in-depth review for the Canon EOS R6 Mark II mirrorless camera, and the new Canon EOS R6 Mark II achieved an excellent 91% overall score and Gold Award from the experts at DPReview.

Canon EOS R6 Mark II Key Features:

  • 24.2 megapixels, full-frame image sensor
  • Powerful DIGIC X Image Processor
  • 4K 59.94p video recording
  • External 6K RAW video recording / Internal 4K video recording oversampled from 6K
  • High-speed burst shooting
  • Canon Log 3 maximizing dynamic range
  • Continuous movie recording that exceeds 30 minutes
  • Up to 12 frames per second mechanical shutter
  • Up to 40 frames per second with electronic shutter
  • Autofocus with accurate subject detection with human, animal, vehicle
  • In-body Image Stabilization as effective as up to 8 stops faster shutter speed

What we like

  • Excellent image quality in both Raw and JPEG
  • Superb ergonomics
  • Fast boost shooting with pre-burst option
  • Simple, powerful AF system
  • Effective IBIS combines with in-lens stabilization
  • Sensible stills/video separation for quick switching
  • Strong video feature set with good support tools (false color, 4ch audio option)
  • 10-bit video for color grading or direct playback on HDR TVs
  • Reasonable battery life
  • In-camera USB charging (with USB-PD source)
  • Separate battery charger included
  • Customizable Q menu gives quick access to your preferred settings

What we don’t

  • Autofocus less dependable in video mode
  • AF tracking not always specific enough for subject-select-and-recompose
  • Fastest burst rates use lower DR e-shutter mode
  • Unpleasant wobble in wide-angle videos when using IBIS
  • Non-optional noise reduction applied to Raw files
  • Interface has minor but potentially confusing grammar errors
  • Histogram and levels gauge not available while video is recording
  • Some newer features not available for inclusion in Q menu

Conclusion from DPReview:

The Canon EOS R6 II stands out even from the very capable crowd of $2000-2500 full-frame cameras. It offers comparable image quality to its peers, competitive autofocus, very good video and the fastest burst shooting in its class. Like a swiss army knife, it’s remarkably useful for a range of different things.

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